Parental Support & Communication

At Woodlark Autism Provision we place high value on developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents, carers and other family members involved with the child. Communication between home and school is key to ensuring the best outcomes for our children.

How we communicate

In person – staff are always available before and after school
By phone – teachers will return calls after teaching time, Head of the provision will respond to urgent calls
By email – teacher’s email addresses are on termly newsletter – email is checked daily
Via Class Dojo (parents are invited to join the app)
At meetings to review progress and set new targets or discuss issues


There are times when parents may require support with a particular area of difficulty or are looking for ways to develop their child’s strengths.

Ways we can help

  • Providing strategies and resources that work in school
  • Offering or organizing training relating to issues or strategies /interventions.
  • Signposting to services
  • Making referrals to relevant professionals or organisations

There are a number of websites and organisations, which offer information and support to families of autistic children. They often offer events or activities that are free to children and families. It is useful for parents to sign up to websites in order to receive notification of events however we will try to forward information about any activities we think the children may be interested in e.g. autism support, training, information friendly cinema screenings or relaxed performances at the theatre.

National Autistic Society Advice, guidance and support

Autism Education Trust (AET) Information and training

Positively Autism Information, training, events

Ambitious about Autism Support, training, information

Contact a family Views from the Autism community

Family Link
Support with activities, day trips, respite

Day Trippers
Free family activities, school groups,

Polka Theatre
Relaxed performances and workshops

Picture house cinemas Autism friendly screenings

Attention Autism

Information, ideas, activities
Phonics Play

British Council
Interactive stories and activities

National geographic
Information, ideas, activities

Cbeebies Games